APA Workshop #1: What is APA? Formatting Title Pages. Formatting Abstracts. [Note: There is some background noise in the workshop #1 recording for about 50 seconds].
APA Workshop #2: Creating APA In-Text Citations
APA Workshop #3: Creating APA References
Sullivan's APA Page at the Library: http://libguides.sullivan.edu/apa
Sullivan's Sample APA Paper: http://libguides.sullivan.edu/apa/sample
Ask a librarian: https://libguides.sullivan.edu/c.php?g=839438&p=599665
APA Style Blog: https://blog.apastyle.org/
The title page is the first page of your paper. The title page should have a running head at the top left of the page and the page number 1 at the top right side of the page.
To set up your title page:
The title page consists of:
NOTE: Papers submitted for Sullivan University classes will have a title page that is a modified version of what is indicated in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
The abstract is a short summary of your paper. An abstract should express both the main idea (subject) of the paper and what the research on the subject reveals.
An abstract with keywords is a requirement for the majority of papers submitted for Sullivan University classes. The exceptions are:
The abstract and the remainder of your paper will have a running head, which is different than the title page's running head (do not include the wording Running head:), and page numbers.
The abstract is a single paragraph and should be no more than half a page in length. You need only to provide the most relevant information.To type the abstract:
Keywords should be included after the abstract. Keywords are words or short phrases that describe your paper and indicate its most important aspects.
To list keywords:
The main body is the heart of your paper. What is included in the main body depends on what type of paper you are writing.
To format the main body of the paper:
Center the paper's complete title at the top of the page (under the running head and page number). Capitalize proper nouns and the first letter of the words with more than four letters. The first letter of the first word of the title must be capitalized.
Type the paper's full title using both uppercase and lowercase letters. Do not place the title on other pages of the main body of the paper.
Indent each paragraph by pressing the "tab" button when you start the first sentence.
You can view an example of the Main Body of the Paper by clicking the "Sample Paper" tab of this guide.
NOTE: Some classes require headings in the main body. If you have any questions about whether headings are needed in your paper, please check with your instructor. If headings are needed, see this guide on How to Use Five Levels of Heading in an APA Style Paper.
The reference page provides information about the resources used in your paper.
The entries are left-aligned and double-spaced with a hanging indent. With a hanging indent, the first line of each entry begins at the left margin; any additional lines for the same entry are indented five spaces from the left margin.
To format the reference page of the paper:
Center the word "References" at the top of the page under the running head and page number.
Start to type your references.
Place the references in alphabetical order.
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